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Encyclopedia > Daytona International Speedway
Daytona International Speedway
The World Center of Racing
Facility statistics
Location 1801 West International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Broke ground 1956
Opened 1959
Owner International Speedway Corporation
Operator International Speedway Corporation
Construction cost $3 million
Architect Charles Moneypenny
Bill France
Former names
Daytona
Major events
NASCAR Nextel Cup
Daytona 500
Pepsi 400
Bud Shootout
Gatorade Duel

NASCAR Busch Series
Orbitz 300
Winn-Dixie 250 Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 601 KB) Summary Daytona International Speedway on July 1, 2005. ... Daytona Beach in 2005 Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, USA. As of 2004, the population estimates recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 64,422. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... International Speedway Corporation (NYSE: ISCA) is a corporation whose primary business is the ownership and management of NASCAR race tracks. ... International Speedway Corporation (NYSE: ISCA) is a corporation whose primary business is the ownership and management of NASCAR race tracks. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The Pepsi 400 is the current name for the 400 mile (approx. ... The Budweiser Shootout is an annual NASCAR Nextel Cup Series event held at Daytona International Speedway in February, the week before the Daytona 500. ... The Gatorade Duel, is NASCAR Nextel Cup preliminary event to the Daytona 500 held annually in February at Daytona International Speedway. ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel... The Orbitz 300 is the first race of the NASCAR Busch Series season. ... Wikinews has news related to this article: Truex Jr. ...


NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
Chevy Silverado HD 250 The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... The Chevy Silverado HD 250 is the first race of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Daytona International Speedway, as of 2004, held under the lights. ...


Grand-Am
Rolex 24 at Daytona The Grand American Road Racing Association or Grand-Am is an auto racing sanctioning body that was established in 1999 to organize endurance road racing competitions in North America. ... The Rolex 24 1/2 at Daytona (also frequently referred to as the 24 Hours of Daytona) is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ...


AMA
Daytona 200 The American Motorcyclist Association is a US organization of over 250,000 motorcyclists which organizes numerous motorcycling activities and campaigns for motorcyclists legal rights. ... The Daytona 200 is a 68-lap, 200 mile (322 km) motorcycle race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ...

Seating capacity
167,785 (NASCAR)
Current dimensions
Track shape Tri-oval, combined road course
Track length 2.5 miles / 4 km (oval)
3.56 miles / 5.7 km (road course)
2.95 miles / 4.75 km (road course)
Track banking Turns - 31 degrees
Tri-Oval - 18 degrees
Straights - 2 degrees

Daytona International Speedway is a superspeedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is a 2.5 mile (4 km) tri-oval race track facility with a seating capacity of 168,000 spectators. It hosts races of motor vehicles of various kinds, including go-karts, motorcycles (on and off road), sports cars, modified pickup trucks, and stock cars. The facility also includes a 3.56 mile (5.7 km) road course and a 180-acre infield, including the 29 acre Lake Lloyd, which has hosted powerboat racing. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... In North American motorsports, a superspeedway is a race track over one mile (1. ... Daytona Beach in 2005 Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, USA. As of 2004, the population estimates recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 64,422. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... A tri-oval is a shape which dervies its name from the two other shapes it most resembles, a triangle and an oval. ... A race track (or racetrack), is a purpose-built facility for the conducting of races. ... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ... World Champion Davide Fore demonstrate 2007 KF1 Zanardi chassis and KF1 at the Paul Ricard in Feb. ... // Classic Road Racing Road Racing on (temporary closed) public roads Motorcycle sport is a broad field that encompasses all sporting aspects of motorcycling. ... A Honda NSX sports car A TVR Tuscan sports car A sports car is a car designed for sporting performance above utility. ... This article is about the sport of stock car racing. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... Categories: Stub | Boat types ...

Contents

Course history

NASCAR was founded by William France Sr. and a small group of fellow race promoters at Daytona Beach, Florida in 1947. The original premiere event in the series was held at the Daytona Beach Road Course. France began planning a new track for the premiere event in his fledgling series in 1953. On August 16, 1954 he signed a contract with city officials to create this new track that would become famous as the Daytona International Speedway. Ground was broken on November 25, 1957. The soil underneath the banked corners was dug from the infield of the track, and the large hole in the infield was filled with water and is now known as Lake Lloyd. The speedway opened on February 22, 1959 to a crowd of 41,000 people. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... William Bill Henry Getty France, Sr. ... Daytona Beach in 2005 Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, USA. As of 2004, the population estimates recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 64,422. ... Daytona Beach Road Course was a race track that was instrumental in the formation of NASCAR. It originally became famous as the location where fifteen world land speed records were set. ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Daytona 500, the most important race for NASCAR's premier series, is held annually at Daytona International Speedway. It is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) stock car race. The list of Daytona 500 winners is very long dating back to the inaugural race in 1959, and includes Richard Petty, A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, and Dale Earnhardt. The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... List of Daytona 500 Winners All races 500 Miles except those listed: 1965: 322. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Richard Lee Petty (born July 2, 1937 in Level Cross, North Carolina) is a renowned former NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver. ... A. J. Foyt (born January 16, 1935) is considered by many as the greatest race car driver of all time. ... Mario Gabriele Andretti (born February 28, 1940 in Montona dIstria, Italy, now Motovun, Croatia) is an Italian American racing driver, and one of the most successful Americans in the history of auto racing. ... This article is about the elder Dale Earnhardt. ...


NASCAR, the premier stock car organization in the United States, holds some of its most important races on this track. These include competitions in its Craftsman Truck Series (where pickup trucks are raced), Busch Series (the stock car junior league), and Nextel Cup series. The 24 Hours of Daytona is also held at Daytona. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The Rolex 24 1/2 at Daytona (also frequently referred to as the 24 Hours of Daytona) is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ...


The racing season begins at Daytona starting with the testing sessions. The year's racing begins with Speedweeks, starting with the 24 Hours of Daytona race in the Grand American Sports Car series. Then the racing begins for the Nextel Cup with the Budweiser Shootout and the Gatorade Duel. The Craftsman Truck Series begins with the Chevy Silverado HD 250. The Busch Series begins with the Orbitz 300 and then it is back to the Nextel Cup in "The Great American Race," the Daytona 500. The Nextel Cup also features the Pepsi 400 in July at Daytona. Speedweeks is a name given to a two-week series of auto races held at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida in early February. ... The Rolex 24 1/2 at Daytona (also frequently referred to as the 24 Hours of Daytona) is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The Grand American Road Racing Association or Grand-Am is an auto racing sanctioning body that was established in 1999 to organize endurance road racing competitions in North America. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The Budweiser Shootout is an annual NASCAR Nextel Cup Series exhibition event held at Daytona International Speedway in February, the weekend before the Daytona 500. ... The Gatorade Duel, is NASCAR Nextel Cup preliminary event to the Daytona 500 held annually in February at Daytona International Speedway. ... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... The Chevy Silverado HD 250 is the first race of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Daytona International Speedway, as of 2004, held under the lights. ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel... The Orbitz 300 is the first race of the NASCAR Busch Series season. ... The Pepsi 400 is the current name for the 400 mile (approx. ...


Lights were installed in 1998 so that the Pepsi 400 could be held at night. However, the race was delayed until October that year due to thick smoke from wildfires that summer. The Pepsi 400 has been held under lights ever since. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ...


It is one of the two tracks on the circuit that uses restrictor plates to slow the cars down due to the high banking, the other being its sister track in Talladega. However, there are some differences in the racing at the two tracks, as Daytona is narrower and more handling-oriented than Talladega, which allows the huge packs to break up somewhat on long runs, which makes "the Big One" that plate tracks are famous for less frequent and usually on a start or restart, as opposed to Talladega, where such huge wrecks occurs in almost every race in almost any situation. Artist rendering of a NASCAR restrictor plate A Restrictor plate or air restrictor is a device installed at the intake of an engine to limit its power. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama. ...


It also contains an attraction called Daytona USA. The winning car from the Daytona 500 is placed inside the attraction building each year. Daytona USA was a racing arcade game released by Sega in 1994. ...


See also: List of NASCAR race tracks 12. ...


Indy Racing League

An Indycar tests at Daytona
An Indycar tests at Daytona

On September 26 and 27, 2006 The Indy Racing League held a compatibility test on the 10-turn, 2.73-mile modified road course, and the 12-turn 2.95-mile motorcycle road course with 5 drivers. The drivers who tested at the track were Vitor Meira, 2006 Indy 500 Champion Sam Hornish Jr., Tony Kanaan, Scott Dixon, and 2005 Indy 500 and Indy Racing League champion Dan Wheldon. This marked the first time since 1959 that Indy Cars and the first time since 1984 an open wheel car have taken to the track at Daytona. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 730 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (950 × 780 pixel, file size: 146 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Photograph of an Indycar testing at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday January 31, 2007. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 730 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (950 × 780 pixel, file size: 146 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Photograph of an Indycar testing at Daytona International Speedway, Wednesday January 31, 2007. ... September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Vitor Meira (born March 27, 1977 in Brasilia, Brazil) is an auto racing driver, currently driving for Rahal Letterman Racing in the Indy Racing League (IRL). ... The Indianapolis 500 is an American race for open-wheel automobiles held annually over the Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ... Sam Hornish, Jr. ... Tony Kanaan in a May 24, 2004 photo [[1]]. Tony Kanaan (born December 31, 1974) is a race car driver of Lebanese heritage from Salvador, Brazil. ... Scott Dixon, IRL photo Scott Ronald Dixon (born July 22, 1980) is a New Zealand racing car driver. ... The Indianapolis 500 is an American race for open-wheel automobiles held annually over the Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. ... The Indy Racing League, better known as IRL, is the sanctioning body of a predominantly American based open-wheel racing series. ... Daniel Clive Wheldon (born June 22, 1978 in Emberton, England) is a successful racing driver. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On January 31-February 1, 2007, the Indy Racing League returned for a full test involving 17 cars. No official announcements were made, but the series is reportedly considering the ultimate goal of having a race during Speedweeks 2008.[1]
January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Speedweeks is a name given to a two-week series of auto races held at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida in early February. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Deaths at the speedway

Aerial view of Daytona International Speedway (undated)
Main Entrance at night
Main Entrance at night
Cars practicing in 2004
Cars practicing in 2004
Flagstand
Paul Revere 250 by Brumos restart

Many notable drivers and participants, including Dale Earnhardt (possibly the most noted racer in NASCAR history), have been fatally injured during auto, motorcycle, and powerboat racing events at the Daytona International Speedway. These deaths have been the focus of widespread media attention and many safety studies, leading to the development of more effective racing seats, seatbelts, helmet restraint systems, energy-absorbing walls, and other safety-related gear.[1] Image File history File links Rc19403. ... Image File history File links Rc19403. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1993 KB) Exterior of the Main Entrance of the w:Daytona International Speedway at night, taken on June 30, 2005. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1993 KB) Exterior of the Main Entrance of the w:Daytona International Speedway at night, taken on June 30, 2005. ... Image File history File links C029298. ... Image File history File links C029298. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Practicing for the 2004 Daytona 500, public domain image from Air Force Link. ... Practicing for the 2004 Daytona 500, public domain image from Air Force Link. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (820x615, 103 KB) Caution flags fly at Daytona International Speedway as the Brumos Porsche 250 is underway. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (820x615, 103 KB) Caution flags fly at Daytona International Speedway as the Brumos Porsche 250 is underway. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (820x615, 64 KB) Contestants in the Brumos Porsche 250 resume at regular speeds after a caution is lifted. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (820x615, 64 KB) Contestants in the Brumos Porsche 250 resume at regular speeds after a caution is lifted. ...


See List of Daytona International Speedway fatalities. The Daytona International Speedway has had numerous fatalities since it opened in 1959. ...


Current races

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The Budweiser Shootout is an annual NASCAR Nextel Cup Series exhibition event held at Daytona International Speedway in February, the weekend before the Daytona 500. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The Gatorade Duel, is NASCAR Nextel Cup preliminary event to the Daytona 500 held annually in February at Daytona International Speedway. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile (805 km) NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... The Pepsi 400 is the current name for the 400 mile (approx. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel... The Orbitz 300 is the first race of the NASCAR Busch Series season. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel... Wikinews has news related to this article: Truex Jr. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... The Chevy Silverado HD 250 is the first race of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series at Daytona International Speedway, as of 2004, held under the lights. ... Sam Hornish, Jr. ... Sam Hornish, Jr. ... The Auto Racing Club of America (ARCA) is an auto racing sanctioning body in the United States. ... The Daytona 200 is a 68-lap, 200 mile (322 km) motorcycle race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... Superbike racing is a category of motorcycle racing that employs modified production motorcycles. ... The Rolex 24 1/2 at Daytona (also frequently referred to as the 24 Hours of Daytona) is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. ... The Grand American Road Racing Association or Grand-Am is an auto racing sanctioning body that was established in 1999 to organize endurance road racing competitions in North America. ... ...

Records

Record Year Date Driver Car Make Time Average Speed
(mph)
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series
Qualifying 1987 February 9 Flag of United States Bill Elliott Ford 42.783 210.364
Race (500 miles) 1980 February 17 Flag of United States Buddy Baker Oldsmobile 2:48:55 177.602
Race (400 miles) 1980 July 4 Flag of United States Bobby Allison Oldsmobile 2:18:21 173.473
NASCAR Busch Series
Qualifying 1987   Flag of United States Tommy Houston Buick 46.299 194.389
Race (300 miles) 1985 February 16 Flag of United States Geoff Bodine Pontiac 1:54:33 157.137
Race (250 miles) 2003 July 4 Flag of United States Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet 1:37:35 153.715
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
Qualifying 2000   Flag of United States Joe Ruttman Dodge 47.984 187.563
Race (250 miles) 2006 February 17 Flag of United States Mark Martin Ford 1:42:18 146.622

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Trivia

Lego version of Daytona International Speedway at Legoland California
  • A Lego version of Daytona Speedway is on permanent display at Legoland California in the Florida Miniland section of the park. Miniature Lego race cars drive around the track when a visitor presses a button next to the display.
  • Daytona's lighting system is the largest outdoor lighting system in the world. [3]


Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 836 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 836 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Lego Group logo. ... Legoland California is the third LEGOLAND park, that is located in Carlsbad, California. ... Lego Group logo. ... Legoland California is the third LEGOLAND park, that is located in Carlsbad, California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ...


References

  1. ^ Daytona: From the Birth of Speed to the Death of the Man in Black. Hinton, Ed. Warner Books, 2001. ISBN 0-446-52677-0.

External links

Coordinates: 29°11′8.3″N, 81°4′9.9″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Current NASCAR Nextel Cup Series racetracks

Atlanta - Bristol - Brooklyn, Michigan - Charlotte - Darlington - Daytona - Dover - Fontana, California - Fort Worth - Indianapolis - Joliet, Illinois - Kansas City - Las Vegas - Loudon - Martinsville - Miami - Pocono - Phoenix - Richmond - Sonoma, California - Talladega - Watkins Glen The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. ... Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ... Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a superspeedway in Concord, North Carolina, a few miles north of Charlotte. ... Darlington Raceway during the 2006 Dodge Charger 500. ... Dover International Speedway (nickname: The Monster Mile) is a NASCAR race track located near Dover, Delaware. ... The California Speedway is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California, similar to that of sister track Michigan International Speedway. ... Texas Motor Speedway is a superspeedway located in the northernmost portion of the U.S. city of Fort Worth, Texas -- the portion located in Denton County, Texas. ... Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana (a separate town completely surrounded by Indianapolis) in the United States, is the second-oldest surviving automobile racing track in the world (after the Milwaukee Mile), having existed since 1909, and the original Speedway, the first racing facility historically to incorporate the word. ... Chicagoland Speedway is a speedway in Joliet, Illinois, USA, southwest of Chicago. ... Kansas Speedway is a speedway in Kansas City, in the U.S. state of Kansas. ... Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located at 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a 1,200 acre (4. ... New Hampshire International Speedway is a 1. ... Martinsville Speedway is an International Speedway Corporation owned NASCAR stock car racing track located in Martinsville, Virginia. ... Homestead-Miami Speedway is a speedway in Homestead, Florida, USA, southwest of Miami. ... Pocono Raceway is a superspeedway located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania at Long Pond; it is the site of two annual NASCAR Nextel Cup races held just a few weeks apart in June and July. ... Phoenix International Raceway is a one mile tri-oval race track located in Avondale, AZ. It opened in 1964, but wasnt used by NASCAR until 1988, with the first race won by the late Alan Kulwicki. ... Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a A 3/4 mile, D shaped, asphalt race track located outside Richmond, Virginia. ... Infineon Raceway, formerly Sears Point Raceway, is a road course and drag strip in the golden hills of northern California, near Sonoma, north of San Francisco. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama. ... Watkins Glen International (nicknamed The Glen) is an auto race track located near Watkins Glen, New York at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. ...

Current NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series racetracks

Atlanta - Bristol - Brooklyn, Michigan - Charlotte - Daytona - Dover - Fontana, California - Fort Worth - Indianapolis - Kansas City - Las Vegas - Loudon - Madison, Illinois - Mansfield - Martinsville - Memphis - Miami - Milwaukee - Nashville - Phoenix - Talladega - Sparta, Kentucky The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... NASCAR Busch Series logo The Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs second division (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations top level, the Nextel... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. ... Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ... Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a superspeedway in Concord, North Carolina, a few miles north of Charlotte. ... Darlington Raceway during the 2006 Dodge Charger 500. ... Dover International Speedway (nickname: The Monster Mile) is a NASCAR race track located near Dover, Delaware. ... The California Speedway is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California, similar to that of sister track Michigan International Speedway. ... Texas Motor Speedway is a superspeedway located in the northernmost portion of the U.S. city of Fort Worth, Texas -- the portion located in Denton County, Texas. ... OReilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis is a multi purpose racing facility located in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Chicagoland Speedway is a speedway in Joliet, Illinois, USA, southwest of Chicago. ... Kansas Speedway is a speedway in Kansas City, in the U.S. state of Kansas. ... Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located at 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a 1,200 acre (4. ... New Hampshire International Speedway is a 1. ... Gateway International Raceway is a race track in Madison, Illinois, USA. It hosts a NASCAR Busch Series event and a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on a 1. ... Martinsville Speedway is an International Speedway Corporation owned NASCAR stock car racing track located in Martinsville, Virginia. ... Memphis Motorsports Park is a race track located in Millington, Tennessee, approximately twenty miles north of downtown Memphis. ... The Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez is a 4. ... Homestead-Miami Speedway is a speedway in Homestead, Florida, USA, southwest of Miami. ... The Milwaukee Mile (also The Mile and Americas Legendary Oval) is a race track in West Allis, Wisconsin, USA. It is a mile long (1. ... The Gilles Villeneuve Circuit is the venue for the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix and, as of 2007, a NASCAR Busch Series race. ... Nashville Superspeedway is a motor racing complex located in Gladeville, Tennessee (though the track has a Lebanon address), United States, about 48 km (30 miles) east of Nashville. ... Phoenix International Raceway is a one mile tri-oval race track located in Avondale, AZ. It opened in 1964, but wasnt used by NASCAR until 1988, with the first race won by the late Alan Kulwicki. ... Richmond International Raceway (RIR) is a A 3/4 mile, D shaped, asphalt race track located outside Richmond, Virginia. ... Kentucky Speedway is a relatively new superspeedway located in Sparta, Kentucky, approximately halfway between Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, with easy interstate highway access to both cities, and is additionally less than 100 miles from another fairly sizable market, Lexington, Kentucky. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama. ... Watkins Glen International (nicknamed The Glen) is an auto race track located near Watkins Glen, New York at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... Atlanta Motor Speedway is a superspeedway in Hampton, Georgia, USA, 20 miles (32 km) south of Atlanta. ... Bristol Motor Speedway is a NASCAR short track located in Bristol, Tennessee. ... Michigan International Speedway is a two-mile (3. ... Lowes Motor Speedway (formerly Charlotte Motor Speedway) is a superspeedway in Concord, North Carolina, a few miles north of Charlotte. ... Dover International Speedway (nickname: The Monster Mile) is a NASCAR race track located near Dover, Delaware. ... The California Speedway is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California, similar to that of sister track Michigan International Speedway. ... Texas Motor Speedway is a superspeedway located in the northernmost portion of the U.S. city of Fort Worth, Texas -- the portion located in Denton County, Texas. ... OReilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis is a multi purpose racing facility located in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Kansas Speedway is a speedway in Kansas City, in the U.S. state of Kansas. ... Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located at 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a 1,200 acre (4. ... New Hampshire International Speedway is a 1. ... Gateway International Raceway is a race track in Madison, Illinois, USA. It hosts a NASCAR Busch Series event and a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race on a 1. ... Mansfield Motorsports Speedway is a half-mile automobile race track located just north of Mansfield, Ohio. ... Martinsville Speedway is an International Speedway Corporation owned NASCAR stock car racing track located in Martinsville, Virginia. ... Memphis Motorsports Park is a race track located in Millington, Tennessee, approximately twenty miles north of downtown Memphis. ... Homestead-Miami Speedway is a speedway in Homestead, Florida, USA, southwest of Miami. ... The Milwaukee Mile (also The Mile and Americas Legendary Oval) is a race track in West Allis, Wisconsin, USA. It is a mile long (1. ... Nashville Superspeedway is a motor racing complex located in Gladeville, Tennessee (though the track has a Lebanon address), United States, about 48 km (30 miles) east of Nashville. ... Phoenix International Raceway is a one mile tri-oval race track located in Avondale, AZ. It opened in 1964, but wasnt used by NASCAR until 1988, with the first race won by the late Alan Kulwicki. ... Talladega Superspeedway is a motorsports complex located north of Talladega, Alabama. ... Kentucky Speedway is a relatively new superspeedway located in Sparta, Kentucky, approximately halfway between Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio, with easy interstate highway access to both cities, and is additionally less than 100 miles from another fairly sizable market, Lexington, Kentucky. ...


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